• latw-160-1
    Silver lid. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)
  • latw-160-2
    Silver lid. Detail. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)

Silver lid

Date
First half of the sixth century BC, Lydian
Museum
Uşak, Archaeological Museum, 1.4.89
Inventory No.
1.4.89
Material
Silver
Object Type
Metalwork
Metalwork Type
Metal Vessel
Site
Basmacı Tumulus
Description
The convex circular lid has a short horizontal rim, slightly upturned at the edge, and a swiveling ring handle. In the center of the lid is a rosette of 25 petals, encircled by a pine-cone decoration that extends in 11 increasingly larger rings as far as the rim. The pattern appears in reverse on the inside. The center of the rosette is a hemispherical knob, riveted to the lid, to which are soldered both ends of a vertical semicircular ring that holds the swiveling ring handle (Özgen and Öztürk 1996). Diameter 0.213 m, diameter of handle 0.037 m, weight 466.89 g.
Comments
Discussed
Baughan, “Burial Customs”; Özgen, “Lydian Treasure”
Bibliography
Özgen and Öztürk 1996, no. 227.
Author
İÖ